Yankee Pot Roast

homemade pot roast
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  • 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
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A variety of vegetables add flavor to this great-tasting Yankee pot roast. The pot roast is slowly simmered to perfection with potatoes, carrots, and diced rutabaga. It's a classic meal you can enjoy any time of the year.

The red wine adds flavor to the liquids, but you may decrease the amount of wine or leave it out altogether.

See Also
Basic Pot Roast With Vegetables for the Slow Cooker
Home-Style Pot Roast With Vegetables and Gravy

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 5 pounds beef roast
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or more beef broth
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced rutabaga or turnip
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced celery with leaves
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

How to Make It

  1. In a Dutch oven or heavy kettle, brown meat on all sides in hot shortening. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the beef broth, wine, if using, and chopped onion. Cover and simmer for 2 to 3 hours.
  2. Add the rutabaga, carrots, potatoes, and celery; simmer for 30 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove the meat and vegetables to a platter and keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons of water with 2 tablespoons of flour; stir until smooth. Place the liquids back over medium heat and stir in the flour paste. Cook, stirring, until thickened.
  1. Taste and season as needed with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.  
  2. Stir the parsley into the liquids.
  3. Serve the meat and vegetables with the thickened gravy.

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Basic Pot Roast With Vegetables for the Slow Cooker
Home-Style Pot Roast With Vegetables and Gravy

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 690
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 11 g
Unsaturated Fat 14 g
Cholesterol 229 mg
Sodium 577 mg
Carbohydrates 24 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 78 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)